FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


A programming boot camp, also commonly called a “developer boot camp” or a “coding boot camp”, is an intensive training program in software development. A code school is an entity that delivers a dev boot camp.

Jack Stanley and Erik Gross, the Co-Founders of The Tech Academy actually wrote an article that covers this subject. You can read this article here.

This ultimately depends on what your end goal is. To fully answer this question, Jack Stanley and Erik Gross (the Co-Founders of The Tech Academy) wrote an article entitled "Which Code School is the Best?". You can read this article here.

For additional data, please read the article entitled “What is a Code School?” You can read this article here.

Both of the above articles provide advice on how to approach one's search for the right program.

The short answer: since 2012.

Erik Gross (Co-Founder of The Tech Academy) has been training developers since the 1990s. In 2012, he decided to launch his own programming boot camp under the name "Prosper I.T. Academy". The program has been running since then.

At the end of 2013, Erik partnered with Jack Stanley. Together they spent months on curriculum development and in early 2014, re-branded as The Tech Academy.

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Anytime. We offer open enrollment, which means students can start anytime.

We don’t have set class dates like “must enroll by June 12th" or anything of the sort. We allow students to start our program at a time/date that is best for them.

Our program is self-paced. We are open weekdays, weeknights and weekends. We recommend students study a minimum of 40 hours a week at our school because this best guarantees they will complete their training within the normal time period.

40 hours a week is not required and we are flexible. Some students work full-time concurrently to taking our program, so they work on our program part-time. We work with students so that they can study on a schedule that is most convenient for them.

Two factors that should be taken into account though are:
  1. We require a minimum of 20 hours of study per week,
  2. Students who study 40 hours or more a week are granted    a scholarship of $1,000 off the full tuition price.

The full price of the Software Developer Boot Camp is $11,000. Per coursereport.com, the average tuition price for a coding bootcamp is $11,063 and they take an average of 10 weeks in length. Our program costs less than the average and you get five more weeks of material than the average as well.

We are currently offering a discount through the end of this month of $2,020 off the tuition. This brings the cost down to $8,980.

We are also currently offering a scholarship of $1,000 off for students that comit to studying a minimum 40 hours each week.

In effect, the lowest tuition price available is $7,980 for those who pay in full up front and commit to studying at least 40 hours each week.

Yes. The entire program is available online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Students who live in Portland study at our campus. But for all out-of-state and international students, there is a full remote delivery team.

The full price of the Software Developer Boot Camp is $11,000. Per coursereport.com, the average tuition price for a coding bootcamp is $11,063 and they take an average of 10 weeks in length. Our program costs less than the average and you get five more weeks of material than the average as well.

We are currently offering a discount through the end of this month of $2,020 off the tuition. This brings the cost down to $8,980.

We are also currently offering a scholarship of $1,000 off for students that comit to studying a minimum 40 hours each week.

In effect, the lowest tuition price available is $7,980 for those who pay in full up front and commit to studying at least 40 hours each week.

We also offer customized curriculums for companies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies who are looking to train multiple people at our Academy.

The curriculum was created by several people, but was mainly developed by the founder (Mr. Erik Gross) and co-founder of The Tech Academy (Mr. Jack Stanley).

The curriculum has been reviewed and signed off on by multiple individuals with degrees in Computer Science and covers all basic information necessary to create a competent junior developer. Those who have assisted in our curriculum development total to over 100 combined years of experience in IT.

Our tuition pricing is as follows:


FULL PRICE: $11,000


If the tuition is paid by the end of this month:


PAID UP FRONT: $8980 ($2,020 discount)


PAID IN TWO PAYMENTS: $4,990 downpayment and $4,990 at the 10 week mark ($9,980 total - $1,020 discount)


SCHOLARSHIP: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to any student that will commit to studying 40 or more hours each week. Meaning, those who can study 40 hours a week pay either: a. $7,980 up front or b. $8,980 in two payments.

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Yes, our program is available in full online. Our Instructors are available over the phone, email, Skype, etc. to assist students through course by course. The Software Developer Boot Camp can be done anywhere.

Our program is a balance of theory study and practical experience. Throughout the Boot Camp, you will be assigned paired coding projects occasionally. So the answer is: yes, sometimes you will be paired and sometimes you will work solo - just like the real world. The Live Project is the main portion of the bootcamp that contains paired programming.

1. There is a Job Placement Director at The Tech Academy whose sole job is to assist students and graduates in their job search.
2. The final course of the Software Developer Boot Camp is the Job Placement Course. This course teaches people what they need to know to get a job in technology.

We work hard to help our graduates land tech jobs.

The Tech Academy is a licensed career school through the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Accreditation is a long process, sometimes taking some schools years to complete. As of right now, we are not accredited but we have begun the application process and hope to achieve accreditation in the near future.

We offer an optional course that prepares students to take the the MTA exam through Microsoft which certifies them as a Microsoft Technology Associate.

Students are granted a pro-rated refund based on the date they signed their enrollment agreement. It is calculated based on the number of weeks that have passed since the date on the enrollment agreement (not on hours studied, credits obtained, etc.) and regardless of time taken off the program (for example: if the student was not studying during the time that passed or if they were on a leave of absence, the weeks are still counted as time since the date of enrollment). Refunds are counted against the number of calendar weeks that have passed since the date on the Enrollment Agreement and regardless of any other factors. No refunds are granted 50% in to the program (i.e. after 7 ½ weeks have passed since the date on the enrollment agreement).

Specifically, if a student requests a refund (the following percentages were rounded):
5 days or less after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = full refund
1 week after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 93% refund
2 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 86% refund
3 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 79% refund
4 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 73% refund
5 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 66% refund
6 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 60%
7 weeks after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = 53% refund
7/12 weeks or more after the date on the Enrollment Agreement = no refund

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Again, if you have further questions that weren’t covered above, please feel free to contact us.

Also, here is a video that explains our program and answers common questions: